Lindsey Vicknair announces candidacy for District 11 School Board seat

Published 5:00 am Saturday, September 3, 2022

LAPLACE — Lindsey Vicknair is announcing her candidacy for the District 11 School Board seat in St. John the Baptist Parish School Board.

Vicknair’s education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Master’s Degree in Special Education, Early Intervention. She is a certified Educational Leader and holds a Level III Teaching and Child Search Coordinator certification with the Louisiana Department of Education. Vicknair is a Level 3 FastTrack Trainer with Louisiana Pathways, as well as a PD Specialist with the Council for Professional Recognition. Professional organizations Vicknair is a member of includes the Child Care Association of Louisiana, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the Louisiana Association for the Education of Young Children.

Vicknair has been involved in numerous local community service and fundraising efforts for children and families in need. She is a mother, wife, and community member, as well as a parishioner at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Vicknair is enthusiastic about her community and has a yearning to be a part of needed change within the local school system.

The great-granddaughter of Rowley and Mabel Hymel, granddaughter of Jimmy and Janet Hymel, and daughter of Chris and Jill Eichhorn, Vicknair’s family has been deeply rooted in St. John Parish for generations. She and her husband Alex live in LaPlace and are now raising their family there as well. Vicknair desires to see more businesses develop locally, which will lead to more opportunities for the children of St. John the Baptist Parish. She knows those opportunities start with our schools.

“We need to support our teachers so that they want to stay, and increase our opportunities for family engagement within the school system,” Vicknair said. “Accountability across all departments is a large piece of that, and I vow to be a part of those conversations and actions if elected. I would love to earn your support, and your vote. Please reach out to me with any questions.”

To contact Vicknair, email lindseyvicknair@gmail.com or connect with her on Facebook at “Lindsey Vicknair for St. John the Baptist Parish School Board, District 11.”